Program for the 31st of July


On the 31st of July, the celebration of
Lars Vilks land art construction Nimis will take place in Kullaberg,
South of Sweden. The celebration is the end of Nimis part I (1980-2005)
and the beginning of Nimis part II (2005-2030).

In 1980, the artist
Lars Vilks started working on his Nimis (latin: too much) in the
Kullaberg nature reserve in south of Sweden. Nimis is a construction of
driftwood and rests from the cutting areas. Since the area is hard to
get to, Nimis was not discovered until 1982, when the County Council
decided that the artwork should be removed. This was the start of a
remarkable chain of court proceedings and unpredictable developments
that are still going on and seem to be without end.

During these
fighting years Nimis expanded to a huge piece. More than 100 meters of
lengths, towers about 15 meters and 25 tons of wood, Nimis became an
impressive sculpture, attracting thousands of visitors who climbed down
the slope to explore the construction. Nimis was bought by the German
conceptual artist Joseph Beuys in 1984, the price was set to USD 1500:-
In 1986, the estate of Beuys sold Nimis to Christo & Jeanne-Claude
who still owns the sculpture.

Programme 31 July starting 14:03 by

• Opening Speech by Ladonian State Secretary Lars Vilks

Presentation of the secret weapon against Sweden
• Ladonia Airport for
Hydroplanes, Opening ceremony
• Art jump / Ladonia Anthem, performance
by the Ladonian minister of Art and Jump Fredrik Axwik-Larsson

Opening ceremony for a new tower at Nimis
• LGO (Ladonia Golf Open)

Closing ceremony

Plats: Nimis

The bar Screamin´ Bass will be open

Minister of Art & Jump, Fredrik Axwik, will make a jump on the celebration day
Photo: James Hartman

Lars Vilks

Lars Vilks was the artist behind Nimis and Arx, and the Founder and State Secretary of Ladonia. He also served as Editor Emeritus the Ladonia Herald.

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